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Blood Drive On Friday, Aug. 12, At Lions Park Community Center

Win T-Shirt, Chance At New Vehicle With Donation

The Kentucky Blood Center is holding a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 12, at Lions Park Community Center (133 Factory Street) from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

When donors help shore up the low blood supply, the Kentucky Blood Center will return the favor with a chance to win a free SUV during a national vehicle inventory shortage.

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Give the gift of life and earn a chance at winning a new Toyota RAV-4 at the Kentucky Blood Center’s blood drive on Wednesday, July 13.

At the halfway point of the “Summer Getaway Giveaway,” Kentucky Blood Center is offering donors 18 and older the opportunity to win a 2022 Toyota RAV4 with its annual summer vehicle giveaway. Registered donors will be entered for the grand prize with each donation at any KBC mobile drive or donor center between now and Sept. 10.

Kentucky Blood Center needs eligible donors to step up now more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on donations over the last two years, but the demand for blood from the 70-plus hospitals the blood center serves in Kentucky never slowed down. Ranging from anything from cancer treatments to premature births, surgeries, car accidents and more, one in four people will need a transfusion in their life. Adding strain to the already low blood supply, summer is traditionally a slow time of the year for donations because schools are closed and families travel for vacation. Donors who donate in August will also receive a “Giving is Good” T-shirt.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at the blood center’s website.

Appointments are preferred and walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit or call 800-775-2522.

Kentucky Blood Center is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in the commonwealth. Licensed by the FDA, the blood center’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset.

Mercer County
Blood Drive
Friday, Aug. 12
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Lions Park Community Center
(133 Factory Street)

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